Region: Chile

Halliburton brings claim against Ecuador’s national oil company

A subsidiary of US oil services giant Halliburton has brought an UNCITRAL claim against Ecuador’s national oil company.

08 September 2021

Chile hit with claim over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have made good on their threat to bring an ICSID claim against Chile after their concession for Santiago’s international airport was disrupted by the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

16 August 2021

Cuatrecasas lawyers accused of “switching sides” in Peru refinery dispute

A Spanish-owned contractor on a Peruvian refinery project has challenged a US$38 million ICC award, alleging that two members of its external counsel team violated ethical rules by joining the other side’s law firm before the case had concluded.

17 June 2021

Second insurer threatens Chile over pension reforms

A subsidiary of Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance has become the second investor to threaten Chile with a treaty claim over reforms to its private pension system.

16 June 2021

Colombian power company brings claim against Chile

A Colombian state-owned power company has filed an ICSID claim against Chile over the construction of a major electricity transmission line.

13 April 2021

Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC

Chile has filed a US$15 million ICC claim against a US lithium mining company over royalty payments due under an agreement to exploit one of the world’s largest reserves of the valuable metal.

24 February 2021

Chile threatened over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have threatened Chile with an ICSID claim after their billion-dollar concession for Santiago’s international airport was severely disrupted by measures taken in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

20 January 2021

Chile defeats ICSID claim over bus network

An ICSID tribunal has dismissed a US$354 million claim against Chile brought by Colombian investors in a concession for a public bus system in Santiago, finding that the impact of fare evasion and vandalism did not amount to indirect expropriation by the state.

12 January 2021

Chilean state entity threatens Ecuador

Chile’s state-owned copper company has threatened to file an investment treaty claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to comply with agreements to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

24 November 2020

Casino investors in Chile bet on ICSID

Three casino operators have instructed counsel as they prepare to file an ICSID claim against Chile over a public tender process for casino concessions that they allege is illegal and favours competitors.

13 November 2020

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